The investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing has taken a new turn as authorities have found female DNA on bomb shrapnel. CBS News reported on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, that the DNA could possibly have come from a spectator at the marathon or even the clerk who sold some of the bomb material to the suspects.
Investigators have not ruled out that the female DNA on the bomb could have come from a female accomplice.
FBI agents have met with Katherine Russell, widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has given a DNA sample already. She is not believed to be a suspect in the bombings, and authorities have not charged her, and have no plans to do so at this time.
Russell’s family has already said that the Boston Marathon bombing came as a complete shock to them, and they had no idea the brothers were capable of such actions.
Investigators do wish to speak more with Russell and see if she had any knowledge or information about the attack at all. Authorities are looking further into the lives of the Tsarnaev brothers to see if the attack goes any further back.
The female DNA found on bomb shrapnel is going to be compared with that of Russell so that she can either be cleared or if more investigation is needed.
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